BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Chicken Breeds › Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries › Meyer Hatchery bargain bin - surprise is what I got!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Meyer Hatchery bargain bin - surprise is what I got!

post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
Took a road trip on Dec 7th to Meyer Hatchery in Polk, Ohio. I had ordered 5 blue splash Maran. On way there called and added on 6 EE and 8 Welsummer that were hatchery overruns. All pullets. I got there and they have a bargain bin. 6 what I call 'chipmunk' looking pullets, unknown breeds, already a week old $2 a piece, I hand picked out 6 of the birds with no rhyme or reason, figured they were all brown leghorn or something similar. And cheep.

Imagine my surprise when the 6 birds started looking different. I think 2 may be brown leghorn, but 1 is a dorking - extra toe and all and 3 - yes 3 - appear to be Cream Legbars! One of their most expensive birds.

Anyone else had similar experience? I called Meyer Hatchery and had a talk with customer service and she confirmed that occasionally the rare breeds are in the bargain bin. Couldn't 100% confirm, but she let me know it was possible. I will try to attach a pic or 2.

Feeling like I hit the jackpot. I have a mid sized flock, and the Marans were my treat as I had wanted them since I started perusing breeds before I got chickens 5 years ago. I like a pretty mixed flock, with lots of variation in egg color. I am so excited!
1 greatly tolerant and participating husband, 2 kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 3 goats and several fish. My flock of untold number (really don't know and afraid to count) of chickens. Mix of bantams and large fowl. Always thinking of new additions!
Reply
1 greatly tolerant and participating husband, 2 kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 3 goats and several fish. My flock of untold number (really don't know and afraid to count) of chickens. Mix of bantams and large fowl. Always thinking of new additions!
Reply
post #2 of 3
Thread Starter 

Top left is what I think is my 6 week old Cream Legbar, bottom left is what I believe is my Dorking, top right is blue Splash Maran and bottom right is an EE.

1 greatly tolerant and participating husband, 2 kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 3 goats and several fish. My flock of untold number (really don't know and afraid to count) of chickens. Mix of bantams and large fowl. Always thinking of new additions!
Reply
1 greatly tolerant and participating husband, 2 kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 3 goats and several fish. My flock of untold number (really don't know and afraid to count) of chickens. Mix of bantams and large fowl. Always thinking of new additions!
Reply
post #3 of 3
That is the jackpot, nice looking birds.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
Reply
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Chicken Breeds › Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries › Meyer Hatchery bargain bin - surprise is what I got!